India's first electric bus commences commercial operations in Himachal Pradesh - The Financial Express

India’s first electric bus commences commercial operations in Himachal Pradesh

The company would be supplying 25 electric buses to Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation. The Company has also received order of 6 electric buses to Brihan Mumbai Electricity Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST).

By: | Updated: September 24, 2017 3:22 PM
India's first electric bus to ply between Kullu-Manali-Rohtang in Himachal Pradesh. India's first electric bus to ply between Kullu-Manali-Rohtang in Himachal Pradesh.

The next time you visit Manali or Rohtang pass you might want to ride on India’s first electric bus that has official made its commercial debut and is now available for public transport. Himachal Road ways has flagged off Goldstone’s electric bus that will travel between Kullu-Manalli-Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh. Goldstone Infratech Limited popularly known as Goldinfra has developed a 25+1 seater Goldstone eBuzz K7 zero-emission electric bus and Himachal Pradesh Transport Corporation has begun the commercial services of the same. Goldinfra has also claims to have successfully completed the trials at a steep gradient and over 13,000 feet altitude for the first time in the country. This electric bus is completely Made in India by Goldstone Infratech and has been certified by ARAI after extensive testing at various levels at various facilities. The electric bus can travel for up to 200 kms sin a single charge. The company has conducted trials in Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Rajkot. Goldstone’s electric buses gets front and rear air-suspension to offer comfortable rides to the commuter.  These Electric Buses are manufactured in tie-up with BYD Auto Industry,The electric bus can be recharged in less than 4 hours and supports fast charging technology. These buses use Lithium Iron Phosphate battery which ensure longer lifetime, better power density and is safe due to Chemical and thermal stability.

Anand Swaroop, Chief Operating Officer –Goldstone Infratech Ltd said, “Goldstone Infratech is proud to become India’s first company to run its ARAI certified Electric Buses on Indian Roads. We are committed to offer quality products to the country. We are sure that these electric Buses which have started serving thepassengers between Kullu-Manali-Rohtang pass at such a high altitude will become benchmark for everyState Transport Undertaking. This will surely augment faster adoption of much needed Electric Public Transport system in the country and further support the cause of environment protection.”

Earlier in August this year, the 12-meter low Floor AC electric bus from Goldstone-BYD successfully completed the trials with Chandigarh Transport Undertaking.  The company would be supplying 25 electric buses to Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation. The Company has also received order of 6 electric buses to Brihan Mumbai Electricity Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST).

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